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‘We need to get on with it’: Wrecking ball ready to hit Sydney stadium

Demolition of the Sydney Football Stadium at Moore Park will begin in January.

With only a few months before the next state election, the NSW Government has signed a contract for the full rebuild of Allianz Stadium.

The $730-million project will be completed in multiple stages and is expected to be open to the public by 2022.

The Department of Planning and Heritage has approved the demolition to commence in January with approval for stage two of construction yet to be granted.

Meanwhile, Labor wants things to slow down.

State Opposition leader Michael Daley says the demolition shouldn’t start before the election, because he won’t build a new stadium if he wins.

NSW Sports Minister Stuart Ayres tells Ben Fordham the wrecking ball is ready to go.

“We need to get on it with. We’ve been talking about this for over 12 months now.”

He says there’s no reason to wait until after the election.

“That massively disadvantages all of the tenants that utilise the stadium.”

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